"Kismet" looks fated to kick off the 2006 Encores! season. Kathleen Marshall will direct Brian Stokes Mitchell in the concert reading, skedded for Feb. 9-12.
Toronto Film Fest bosses like to play up the event as a showcase for awards-season hopefuls and the best of world cinema. But the fest is also a popular stargazing event, and the two thesps…
Court TV has decided to embrace the feature-length documentary, committing to buy up to six of them each year.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will serve as the grand marshal of this year's Hollywood Christmas Parade, commencing Nov. 27 at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel.
Sony TV prexy Steve Mosko is slated to receive the Jewish Television Network's 13th annual Vision Award.
The Art Designers Guild has tapped two-time Oscar nominee John B. Mansridge as recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award.
Live from New York, it's Bill Hader and Andy Samberg. Hader, a member of Second City's Los Angeles troupe, and Samberg, a part of writer-performer collective the Lonely Island, will join NBC's…
A fierce bidding war at the Toronto Film Fest over writer-helmer Jason Reitman's comedy "Thank You for Smoking" has left two distribs -- Fox Searchlight and Paramount Classics -- both contending they…
Sony and Screen Gems came up with a shocker over the weekend as "The Exorcism of Emily Rose" opened to $30.2 million from 2,981 theaters. That figure was well above industry estimates and made…
Family fare remained dominant at the foreign box office with Warner's "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" easily winning a moderate weekend with $11.3 million from 4,100 prints in 49 countries…
Scant coverage of the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee John Roberts spells trouble for his political opposition as the media focuses its resources on the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.